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Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, an Air Force pararescue jumper, demonstrates how BATDOK can be worn on the wrist, providing awareness of the health status of multiple patients. Developing BATDOK required Air Force medical researchers to embed with pararescue jumpers on live missions to ensure the tool met the rigorous standards required by combat Airmen. Embedded Air Force researchers develop innovative battlefield medical technology
Imagine the chaos and challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment. That’s what faced a group of Air Force researchers as they developed a new electronic patient monitoring tool for use on the battlefield. Overcoming this challenge required an integrated development process, where researchers left the lab and embedded on missions with medical Airmen.
0 8/01
2017
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson arrives at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17, 2017. During her visit, Wilson saw firsthand how Nellis is at the forefront of modernization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) SecAF visits Nellis AFB Airmen, experiences Red Flag exercise
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada July 17-21, 2017 to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag ,the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.
0 7/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force opens doors to universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to boost innovation
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX July 21, 2017, during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 7/21
2017
Master Sgt. Eric, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent, stands with the engine trainer he created June 19, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. He saw a need to have a power capable training engine to practice engine rigging, which involves tuning the actuators that translate electrical signals to mechanical commands. If done improperly the engine can shutoff when not intended. The trainer allowed maintainers to train on this vital task without taking an operational aircraft out of the rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) MQ-9 maintainer’s innovation expedites engine training
In order to enable airpower, the Air Force calls upon skilled and competent maintainers to perform all required functions to keep aircraft ready.
0 7/06
2017
Airman Kiley Foulke, a 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron combat metals team member, inspects the edge of a recently repaired C-130 landing gear door during an installation operation at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 23, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) Combat metals team innovates repair, saves AF thousands
You don’t always have everything you want on a deployment. No sixty inch plasma with video game console in your room, so you bring a laptop to play your games. Your cell phone doesn’t have coverage unless you pay exorbitant roaming fees, so you video chat with your family over Wi-Fi when you can instead. You make it work, however you can.
0 7/04
2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
0 6/06
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the fiscal year 2018 budget, the Aviation Bonus Program, and an upcoming Air Force fighter jet deployment to Europe during an Air Force Association breakfast event, June 5, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
0 6/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
0 5/19
2017
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) AF announces Squadron Revitalization Idea Site
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.
0 5/15
2017
Airman Benjamin Cobb (Left) and Tech. Sgt. Ruben Rivera (Right), both members of the 60th Operations Support Squadron, monitor air traffic over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., inside the Travis Radar Approach Control facility April 3, 2017. Travis air traffic controllers monitor an average of 367 aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released) Innovation enhances safety, leads to international recognition
Air traffic control is serious business. Every day thousands of flights take off and land all across the U.S. Dedicated professionals known as air traffic controllers are responsible for monitoring every flight and coordinating with aircrews and people on the ground.
0 4/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: F-104 Starfighter
This episode of Yesterday's Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn't retired from active service with the Italian Air Force until 2004.
0 4/04
2017
Secretary of the Air Force nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a part of the confirmation process March 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  In her opening statement, Wilson said, "We have the liberty to enjoy our blessings because thousands of America's best citizens volunteer to protect the rest of us."  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF nominee testifies before Congress
Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017.
0 3/30
2017
Students of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron’s Unit Learning Center prepare pallets of cargo to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III during hands-on training for the class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 21, 2017. The center provides upgrade training for new Airmen from Ramstein; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; and Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Squadron develops process, trains new mobility Airmen across Europe
For many new Airmen, completing upgrade training within their career field can feel like an uphill battle. There are career development courses and on-the-job training to complete, all while keeping up with the day-to-day demands of the job. The 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base has devised a solution through their Unit Learning Center for new 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Airmen to complete 5-level training, the next level after graduating from technical school.
0 3/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Feb. 22
On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.
0 2/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo ‘Make Every Dollar Count’ continues, adds new initiatives
Capitalizing on the Air Force culture of innovation, the “Make Every Dollar Count” program continues to evolve to maximize the impact of each dollar with the addition of six new initiatives.
0 1/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF agency helps ‘bring life’ to mission innovation
The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency’s Business Intelligence Competency Cell promotes logical research when it comes to operational acquisition. It may seem simplistic when taken at surface value, but what the BICC is doing within the Air Force is ‘bringing life’ to mission innovation. As a result, their practices and resources are sparking interest not only within the Defense Department , but among members of Congress and their staffs as well.
0 1/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces Defense Digital Service partnership
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the launch of a new partnership between the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service Jan. 6 at an Air Force Association breakfast.
0 1/09
2017
A High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle was tied down with both the existing tiedowns and new synthetic tiedowns to conduct a side by side demonstration during an operational evaluation on Joint Base Charleston, Nov. 28 and 29. The evaluation was a culmination of an Air Force Research Labs, Advanced Power Technology Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, initiative to reduce aircraft weight by almost 1,000 pounds for better fuel efficiency. JB Charleston test new equipment, saves AF millions
An operational evaluation of new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here in November 2016. Tie downs are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations; winch cables help adjust the tension on tie downs, securing the load.
0 1/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Hinton, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron weapons evaluator, briefs members of the 53rd Weapon Evaluations Squadron leadership during the first meeting of the unit’s new Power of Innovative Thinking (PoinT) initiative. The initiative is meant to facilitate a dialog between different squadrons within the 53rd WEG to come up with plausible solutions for problems within the organization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released) 53rd WEG Airmen create new initiative for smarter operations
Members the 53rd Weapon Evaluations Group leadership met Dec. 16, 2016, to discuss the group’s newest initiative that uses innovative problem solving to help streamline their mission.
0 12/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Generation STEM
Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE. Maintaining a technological edge in defense requires snagging the best and brightest minds for research and development. In this episode, we introduce you to some of the innovative minds working to make the Air Force's technology better, stronger and more efficient today while developing the next generation of innovators for tomorrow.
0 12/23
2016
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